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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Rubbish Tuesday

Linking with Roan for Rubbish Tuesday

I'm a day late with this but this morning was the perfect morning for a stroll by the canal and the river with Gus my Border Collie and while I was there I took a few photos.

The canal runs alongside the railway as most do and, at a part called Firepool there is a long disused building, the water tower.

The water tower was built in 1842 and is a grade II listed building.  Sadly its water tank has been removed and the writing, which used to read, 'British Railways, Taunton Freight, Concentration Depot' is barely legible these days.

It's in an area of regeneration and canal side apartments have sprung up around it in recent years.  there has been much talk of restoration but as yet it's only occupants are a multitude of pigeons.

apologies for the slightly wonky photo!

The photo is taken from the opposite side of canal by Firepool lock.  Next to the lock is this:


A disused winch - again, not the greatest of photos but I'd left my camera at home so these are taken on my phone.

Something I greatly regretted when a little further on in the river which runs along the other side of the canal Gus and I spotted this:



A grey Heron watching for fish.  By the time I'd zoomed in and cropped this photo you lose a lot of definition.  A reminder to me not to leave home without the camera in future!

11 comments:

Roan said...

You are not late. Linkey closes at midnight tonigh. Love the old building. I sure hope someone eventually starts rennovations. Nice old winch, too. Good rubbish here. I always find soemthing spectacular when I forget my camera. Thanks for joining in!

Beth said...

What a wonderful old building!

Sarah said...

I'm sure they will at some point Roan, I'm not sure what they will do with it, perhaps turn it into a museum or something. It's sad to see it rotting away.

It's a great building Beth with a lot of history.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh, the historical value of the old water tower alone would be worth having it renovated.

Great photos.

LOVE the gray heron also. I'm an avid birder so, that was an extra special treat for me.

Sarah said...

It was a real treat to see the heron Anni, there is so much building work going on around the area at the moment that much of the wildlife is staying away.

Tanya Breese said...

what a great old building!

Halcyon said...

Nice "rubbish" shots, even with a phone! :)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Great images for Rubbish Tuesday! Really like that old brick building. How neat that you saw a heron, too. Glad you had your cell phone with you!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my RT post.

~Lindy

Amy Burzese said...

That building is a beauty. I would want it to stay for a long time yet.

EG CameraGirl said...

I understand your frustration with not having the camera you want with you at all times. I like the old building - lots of photo ops there! And the winch is sooo photogenic!

Sarah said...

Thank you Tanya and Halcyon.

Thanks Lindy - the heron was great and a photo on the phone was better than none at all.

It is Amy, I'm sure at some point it will be restore and there is an obligation to at least preserve it.

I'll be going back to get a better photo of the winch at some point EGC hopefully with my camera!